Gay Rights

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EEOC Rules that Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Sex Discrimination Under Title VII

On the heels of the landmark decision by the Supreme Court in favor of gay marriage, the EEOC held on July 15, 2015 that sex discrimination under Title VII includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Even...more

Uganda Be Kiddin’ Me: United States Slaps On Sanctions in Response to Anti-Gay Law

Last month, the United States announced new sanctions against Uganda in response to human rights violations, targeted discrimination, and draconian criminal penalties. Specifically, on June 19, the Obama administration...more

ENDA ... It's Baaaack

Back in May 2012, we predicted that President Obama’s personal “evolution” on the issue of gay rights might resurrect the perennial Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Call it a hunch. This morning, that hunch became reality...more

Senator Murphy: Prospects “Not Too Good” for Federal Bill Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination (ENDA)

As many wait for the Supreme Court’s decision later this term on same-sex marriages, one issue that seems to get lost in the shuffle is the fact that there is still no federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on...more

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